Reform Index 160: New Open Data Sets

Reform Index 160: New Open Data Sets

15 June 2021
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Reform Index is +0.6 points for the period from May 3 to May 23, 2021, with possible values ranging from -5.0 to +5.0. In the previous round, the index was +0.7 points.

Chart 1. Reform Index Dynamics

Chart 2. Reform Index and its components in the current round

The government decree regarding open data of the Customs Service, +2.0 points

In 2020, the State Customs Service launched a portal for the publication and analysis of customs statistics. It offers detailed data on exports and imports of goods from/to Ukraine. Sometimes, such detailed data make it possible for users to identify a particular importing or exporting company. For customs authorities to be able to meet users’ demand for statistical information without violating legislation on personal data protection, the issue of publication of customs statistics needed to be addressed.

Government decree No.462 of May 12, 2021 tackles this issue. It provides rules for implementing the provisions of the Customs Code regarding the publication of impersonal, consolidated information for statistical purposes.

Chart 3. Value of Reform Index components and number of events

Reform Index from VoxUkraine aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of reform efforts by Ukraine’s authorities. The Index is based on expert assessments of changes in the regulatory environment in five areas:

  1. Governance
  2. Public Finance
  3. Monetary system
  4. Business Environment
  5. Energy

For details please visit reforms.voxukraine.org

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